26/11 accused throws sexual abuse charge at FBI
Fahim Ahmed Ansari, arrested for his alleged role in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attacks, on Monday moved another application before the metropolitan magistrate court alleging sexual harassment by a 'white' lady officer - allegedly from the FBI. Kanchan Chaudhari reports.india Updated: Feb 10, 2009 00:21 IST
Fahim Ahmed Ansari, arrested in connection with the 26/11 Mumbai terror attack, on Monday moved an application before the metropolitan magistrate’s court, alleging sexual harassment by a “white” lady officer, allegedly of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
The metropolitan magistrate issued a notice asking the Mumbai Police Crime Branch to file a response to the allegation by February 26.
Fahim, in his application, said three foreigners — including a woman — had interrogated him. The “white lady” sexually harassed him, which caused him severe itching and wounds on his body, including his private parts. He has sought a thorough medical check.
His lawyer Ejaj Naqvi did not elaborate on the nature of “sexual harassment” in court. But speaking to reporters outside court, he said that when he met him in police lock-up, Fahim had said the woman officer, in the course of the
interrogation, showed him obscene clips and videos. “I suspect the woman was from the FBI,” said Naqvi.
The court also granted the crime branch more time to reply to Fahim’s earlier application challenging his interrogation by FBI sleuths. He has contended that there was no legal provision that allows foreign investigation agencies to interrogate persons arrested by the police in India.
Fahim was arrested by the Uttar Pradesh Anti-Terrorist Squad in connection with an attack on a CRPF camp in the state. He reportedly passed detailed maps of the 26/11 locations to the Lashkar-e-Tayyeba.
First Published: Feb 09, 2009 20:14 IST